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CLAIM: Depp Stops Mugger

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By Daniel Gates

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Did Johnny Depp step off the screen to become a daring, real-life crime fighter?

According to The Sun, Depp rescued musician pal Stephen Jones “from a mugger brandishing a broken bottle” as he and Jones left a Los Angeles recording studio.

“It was an extremely scary moment,” another “friend” tells the Sun. “This guy looked off his head.”

How did the Pirates of the Caribbean star supposedly react to the would-be robber?

“Johnny looked him straight in the eyes and told him to back off,” claims the friend, after which the wide-eyed hoodlum supposedly stared at Depp and said, “‘I ain’t stealing from Captain Jack’” before putting the bottle down.

What a thrilling tale!

One small problem.

Depp wasn’t in Los Angeles when this showdown allegedly happened.

He wasn’t even in the United States.

The actor was in Europe, where he still is.

Depp’s rep confirms to Gossip Cop that the bottle bandit incident “did not happen.”

Looks like another case of the Sun mugging… for attention.

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